Last night as we were doing the nighttime routine getting the kids ready for bed, one child said something to the other and then came the annoyed frustrated reaction…we know how it goes with little humans (and many big ones too). I bent down to get closer to my sweet six-year-old boy who was pretty agitated. I wanted to ease his suffering. I thought of superheroes. We were in his room, so they were nearby. I said to him “hey buddy, YOU have a super power. Do you know what yours is?” He looked at me with the sweetest surprised expression (still mad, but curious). I told him, “Your super power is joy. You have always had it. From the moment we met you, you have always had the power of joy.” I went on to explain, “Don’t give your power away or let it be taken, it’s your special super power.” I whispered in his ear, “You always choose.” We looked at each other for a moment, then I whispered it in his ear again. He looked at me with understanding and knew what I meant. He took his power back and returned to joy. He has always been good at this.
Later I found myself thinking about that little interaction with my dear boy. It had all happened so spontaneously. I was grateful for that moment. Then I realized that I have been getting that message from God through so many of the wonderful teachers and books and so many of Life’s lessons. God has been whispering in my ear, “Your super power is joy.” Love and joy are everywhere and they are accessible to us whenever we can be there. Whenever we lose our joy, we have chosen to give it away. We always choose!
As I continue my journey towards really living what I have learned and opening my heart to this amazing universe, I have found myself saying this in my prayers more often lately, “God, thank you so much for how it is all designed, for how amazing it truly is to be here.” I can’t really articulate it in words very well, I just sit in awe and appreciation of the love and joy that is waiting for us in every single moment.
YOUR Super Power Is Joy! Use it and spread it today! Sprinkle it Everywhere!